22 March 2011

The 2nd International Conference of the UN and the European Space Agency on the use of Space Technology for Water Management was held between March 14th and18th.

The meeting, organized by the Argentine Space Agency (CONAE), gathered experts, academics and government officers with the aim of promoting the dialogue and the analysis and exchange of experiences on the contribution of space technology in the management of water resources.

On this matter, Mrs. Sandra Torrusio, Doctor in Biology and Main Researcher of the SAC-D/Aquarius Mission, a satellite designed and constructed by INVAP for the CONAE, expressed that “the contribution of satellite images is noteworthy, both for managing water and natural resources.  They have proved useful in preventing and monitoring floods, in determining the safety of drinking water or in identifying water pollution, as well as in making a precise inventory of national glaciers, among many other purposes.”